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The Daily Chop: MLBPA submits another proposal, Draft pick signings and more

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Can we just play ball already?

2020 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The MLBPA made another proposal to Major League Baseball for a 2020 season that included 70-regular season games. While that has reportedly drawn outrage from some owners, it appears that there is a workable solution. The league’s last offer was for 60 games which would make a 65-game regular season the sweet spot. While these negotiations have shown that nothing should be taken for granted, we do feel much closer to a deal now than we did earlier in the week. Let’s hope that they can get it done because time is starting to become a factor.

Atlanta Braves News

There was some baseball related news for the Braves on Thursday as they signed three of their four 2020 MLB Draft picks to contracts. First and third round picks Jared Shuster and Jesse Franklin both agreed to underslot deals per MLB.com’s Jim Callis. Fourth round pick Spencer Strider signed a full slot deal per Callis. Fifth round pick Bryce Elder is Atlanta’s last remaining unsigned pick

MLB Pipeline took a look at each team’s top pick from the 2017 Draft. Atlanta’s Kyle Wright is one of four first-round picks that have reached the Majors and could be on the cusp of earning a spot in the Braves’ rotation.

Our Throwback Thursday column took a look back at the events that surrounded Bobby Cox’s return to the dugout as manager for the Braves back in 1990.

MLB News

As if there wasn’t enough uncertainty surrounding Major League Baseball, The Athletic’s Andy McCullough highlights how the pandemic, lost revenue and the CBA puts the future of MLB free agency on shaky ground.